David Weitz

David Weitz

Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics
David Weitz

Research Interests

Physics of soft condensed matter, including colloids, emulsions, gels, surfactants; microfluidics; biomechanics.

Related Publications

"Cell Migration Driven by Cooperative Substrate Deformation Patterns," Thomas E. Angelini, Edouard Hannezo, Xavier Trepat, Jeffrey J. Fredberg, and David A. Weitz. Phys. Rev. Lett., 104 168104 (2010)

"Ultrahigh-throughput screening in drop-based microfluidics for directed evolution." Jeremy J. Agresti, Eugene Antipov, Adam R. Abate, Keunho Ahn, Amy C. Rowat, Jean-Christophe Baret, Manuel Marquez, Alexander M. Klibanov, Andrew D. Griffiths, and David A. Weitz, PNAS 107, 4004 (2010)

"Drying of Complex Suspensions," Lei Xu, Alexis Berges, Peter J. Lu, Andre R. Studart, Andrew B. Schofield, Hidekazu Oki, Simon Davies, and David A. Weitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 128303 (2010)

"Origins of Elasticity in Intermediate Filament Networks," Yi-Chia Lin, Norman Y. Yao, Chase P. Broedersz, Harald Herrmann, Fred C. MacKintosh, and David A. Weitz. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 058101 (2010)

"Soft colloids make strong glasses," J. Mattsson, H.M. Wyss, A. Fernandez-Nieves, K. Miyazaki, Z. Hu, D.R. Reichman, D.A. Weitz, Nature, 462, 83 (2009)

"Cytoplasmic diffusion: molecular motors mix it up," Clifford P. Brangwynne, Gijsje H. Koenderink, Frederick C. MacKintosh, and David A. Weitz, J. Cell Biol. 183, 584 (2008)

"Gelation of particles with short-ranged attraction," Peter J. Lu, Emanuela Zaccarelli, Fabio Ciulla, Andrew, B. Schofield, Francesco Sciortino, and David A. Weitz, Nature, 453, 499-504 (2008)

"Novel defect structures in nematic liquid crystal shells," A. Fernández-Nieves, V. Vitelli, A. S. Utada, D. R. Link, M. Márquez, D. R. Nelson, and D. A. Weitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 157801 (2007)

"Structural Rearrangements that Govern Flow in Colloidal Glasses," Peter Schall, David A. Weitz and Frans Spaepen, Science, 318, 1895 (2007)

"Strain-Rate Frequency Superposition (SRFS) - A rheological probe of structural relaxation in soft materials," Hans M. Wyss, Kunimasa Miyazaki, Johan Mattsson, Zhibing Hu, David R. Reichman, and David A. Weitz, Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 238303 (2007)


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